Continuing Jewish Education

Creating a Community of Lifelong Jewish Learners

The Leland and Mary Gottstein Continuing Jewish Education Program is dedicated to the concept that Jewish learning doesn’t end with Religious School – it continues throughout our lives. Our adult education offerings are designed to encourage critical thinking, inspire rich debate, promote curiosity, and nourish our minds and souls. B’nai Tikvah members and others in the community have access to a wide variety of continuing education programs, courses and activities, led by experienced teachers who provide stimulating, high-quality instruction.

Continuing Jewish Education 2020 – 2021
The 2020–2021 program is lay-organized, extensive, well-attended, and just plain exciting! We hasten the day when we can again be together in Shul, and yet during these extraordinary times participation rates have soared, and our program is thriving. Here are the themes guiding our sessions this year. Stay tuned to email for notices of upcoming sessions!

Studies With the Rabbi

Reflecting on the Soul for the High Holidays

Join B’nai Tikvah as we approach teh High Holidays to prepare ourselves through a series of classes taught by Rabbi Fine

  1. Setting a Tone for Rosh Hashanah // Wed. Aug. 18 @ 6:30 pm
  2. Accepting Sin // Wed. Aug. 25 @ 12:00 pm
  3. A Reflective Yizkor // Sun. Sept. 12 @ 10:00 am

Israel Series

Analysis, commentary, and discussion with Jewish community professionals and thought leaders, a must for keeping up with the latest. Recent sessions led by Jay Tcath of Federation, the American Jewish Committee’s Dan Elbaum and Rabbi David Ebstein. Monthly on Sunday, 10:30am

Sunday Night Live

Wind down your weekend with compelling topics from beyond our stated themes. Covid-19: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Headed, Remix Judaism, and Children of Holocaust Survivors, have already been held, and we are just getting started!  Sundays, 5pm–6pm

Language Classes

Advanced Beginner’s Conversational Hebrew – The class will enhance the Hebrew language experience while exploring the Israeli culture using a variety of media and tools such as video clips, songs, news articles and culinary experiences.

  • Wednesdays, 6:00 PM
  • Session 1: July – December // Session 2: January – April
  • Contact Anita Lurie ( if you are interested

Florence & Laurence Spungen Memorial Film Series

Our popular Jewish Film Series is a great way to get a taste of Jewish culture, explore new concepts and hang out with friends in a fun, festive atmosphere. Each year we screen some of the best Jewish-related films made in America and throughout the world. Films are shown once a month, with a discussion afterwards.

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